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Poster: elhoim Date: Apr 23, 2005 4:00am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: 18 PCI slots, 72 SATA drives per computer?

> Wow, where are you pulling these images from?
> I cannot find that 48-drive 4U-drawer case on Orbit Micro's website.
> Is this a custom-build case you're exploring? :)

If you search for the original manufacturer of the cases that Orbit Micro is selling, you find AIC:
http://www.aicipc.com/ .

By searching their catalog for 5U cases, you find RMC5D2:
http://www.aicipc.com/productDetail.asp?id=164 but with no images available.

So you use the good old google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all&q=RMC5D2
and you find:
http://www.microdepotinc.com/products.cfm?series=SYS2&type=5U&ID=RMC5D2
http://www.ciara-tech.com/pdf/RMC5D2.pdf

> There may be enough room to pack in another bank of 36 to 48 drives behind the front bank of 48 drives in the upside-down drawer, for a theoretical max total of 144 drives in the one 8U chassis.

Yeah but i think then you have issues like heat-dissipation, airflow, power (~144x16Watt from head), power connectors, etc... :)

And instead of using Adaptec cards with 16ports, i would use Raidcore cards which allows OS (win/linux) to see 4 cards (and thus 32drives) as one entity. But then there are problems on having more than 4 of those cards in a system.
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search.php?topcat_search=1&form_keyword=raidcore&topcat_id=

48 drives in 5U is just nice density... :)

This post was modified by elhoim on 2005-04-23 10:50:39

This post was modified by elhoim on 2005-04-23 11:00:07